One of your greatest talents is your ability to tune in to the deepest emotional signals in other people. If you can face your inner emotional fears now, you’ll help guide others through theirs. You have the courage to be honest with yourself which encourages others to be honest about their failings too and you’ll be appreciated for the support. Start this next phase with the determination to throw out some old worn out ways and unproductive thinking. This is a time of renewal for you, be prepared for some real transformation.
Your enormous receptivity to the influence, problems and needs of others inclines you to a listening job in which you can give support and nourishment. As you can be rather over-sensitive to the demands of others you have to take care not to become drained by emotional contacts. You may make too many compromises for the sake of emotional peace. Try to find the balance in your most important relationships. You can be very sincere when you want to be but it has to go both ways or you’ll have reason to feel resentful.
Emotional problems can arise at work because of some oversensitivity and unconscious overreaction. Be aware of where you feel your own security is threatened by change and adapt before it happens. You’ll find yourself working on behalf of others now and wanting to be at your best and give your all for to improving conditions, either at work or some other important area of your life. Consider which long term projects will give you the greatest sense of personal achievement and know that your mind body and spirit are being looked after.
There is no time like the present when it comes to having fun, entertaining friends or relaxing with a loved one. Romance in all its forms is demanding to be indulged. Your tendency to yearn for the security of love and intimacy is at a peak and you might find yourself trying to match reality to your fantasy with disappointing results. Begin with a flourish but remember that a more lasting satisfaction comes from creative achievements of all kinds and can be found in simpler pursuits. Whatever you do make sure you have plenty of time to daydream between social events.
The bonds to the past may seem stronger at the moment. There is plenty of opportunity to reconsider people and places that have been important in your past. Fundamental security is a major preoccupation for you especially now and you’ll be thinking of ways that you can bring something of your past experiences into the future. You function best when there is peace on the home front, but you might find yourself distracted by family worries or be concerned with matters of the home, land or property. Start your year with expressing some of those deep inner tensions that you’ve allowed to build up.
When you communicate, you’ll find you do so with feeling and conviction. You have a compelling persuasive aura about you now and you are well suited to situations where communication is essential. It may be your job to sort the wheat from the chaff and dispel confusion over certain matters. This is no time to be taking it easy because your skills are required in many areas and friends and neighbours will benefit from your knowledge. Remember to maintain a good pace and you’ll have a lot to be grateful for if you are prepared to be generous in sharing yourself.
You have a strong appreciation of what has value, and what doesn't, and as such you can achieve success providing for the basic needs of others. The threat of economic insecurity can mean that you are staying longer than necessary in an unsatisfactory situation. Wise decisions are based on knowing what is right for you and not on always playing it safe. Remember that the talents and abilities you have built up over the years are your security and if you put them to good use you will find the stability you’re reaching for.
Trust and intimacy are primary concerns right now and you might have cause to test the bonds with the people closest to you. Emotions and personal attachments are central issues in your life now, though it may be that you are the one stretching the limits. You want to have the chance to make some kind of statement about who you are and what sets you apart from others rather than what you share in common. Start with an identity reality check. Be sure you know who you are first and then get out there and let everyone else know
At this time you have a deep longing to seek refuge in something which transcends everyday life. Perhaps this will manifest itself in creative, musical or artistic work which enables you to merge your spirit with the greater ocean of the collective spirit. You do not function well in the hurly-burly of the market place and need to take time out to appreciate your talents away from distractions. This is a time of reorganising yourself on a subtle level and it’ll take awhile to become aware of the changes. Begin this phase slowly with plenty of time to delve into that impressive imaginative resource that is your inner world.
Satisfaction comes when you have a sense of belonging to the people you work with, and know that they also appreciate you. This is a time when you might be thinking more about how you and your ideals fit in with the people around you. You must realise how you often become quite attached to pet projects and have some difficulty letting go of the reins when other people need to take over. Use this opportunity to make a positive move towards openness and you may discover a talent for working with people in groups, especially if this involves caring or humanitarian projects.
You make important emotional bonds to people you work with, and you may find yourself playing a much more significant role, even being out in the public eye as you’re especially able to appreciate what is wanted now. Remember though, it could be wise to develop a certain emotional detachment, so that you feel less vulnerable. You want to get ahead and be appreciated and now is the time to dream up your wildest dreams and take risk of following them. Remember that everything you achieve has to be imagined first.
You are hungry for understanding and insight, and will probably find yourself keen to read or study a great deal to attain further knowledge or wisdom. It's a great time for planning, cooking up new schemes, or rearranging the way you look at things. Patterns you establish now do not need detailed follow-up until later, so you can stick to generalities until you've got it all properly roughed-out. Don’t be surprised if you find an opportunity to travel or link with foreign cultures as there are valuable exchanges to be had. You have much to learn over the next few months.